Written and directed by Theresa Rebeck
With Mary Bacon, Jeffrey Bean, Greg Keller, David Mason, Triney Sandoval, and Andrea Syglowski
From the author of Downstairs and Bernhardt/Hamlet, Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck is back with Dig, a new play about courage, redemption, and photosynthesis.
In a dying plant shop in a dying neighborhood, Roger receives a visitor from the past: Megan, the neighborhood screw-up, just out of rehab. He wants nothing to do with this disaster. Rebeck’s signature wit, intelligence, and depth brings us a riveting play that asks - can a soul beyond saving be saved?
Please note that DIG contains smoking, and content contains sexual assault and descriptions of suicide and child death.
Post-performance talkbacks led by a member of Primary Stages artistic staff will be held after the performances on Thursday, September 28 and Sunday, October 15.
Primary Stages is dedicated to inspiring, supporting, producing, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the support they need to fully realize their vision. Primary Stages is the Resident Off Broadway Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters.
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"Intelligent, compassionate, beautifully acted"
"Rebeck has spiked her script with comedy, and enlisted a cast as nimble with laugh lines as with prickliness and pain." – The New York Times, Critic's Pick
"An engaging and funny new play about regeneration and renewal" – The Wall Street Journal
"A winning combination of sharp dialogue and excellent performances – the water and sunlight of the theater" – TheaterMania
★★★★ "Well-potted tail of transplanted roots"
"Rebeck and her actors show us how it's done, and enjoyably so." – NY Stage Review
"DIG plants deep roots in your soul and allows your emotions to flourish and flower as you witness a story that touches your inner spirit."
"The cast is absolutely perfect." – Amsterdam News
"A psychologically rich play about complicated people and tangled relationships." – Talkin' Broadway
"Magically realistic set" – The Wrap
★★★★★ "[Rebeck] has molded her play, DIG, and this fine cast into a production that dazzles."
"The set by Christopher Swader and Justin Swader is stunning" – The Front Row Center
"Rebeck and her cast and creatives have put together a smashing work whose honesty and power is breathtaking. DIG is a refreshing, bold, funny and poignant production which defies easy definition."
"Jeffrey Bean [gives] a brilliant, nuanced performance" – NYC Skyline
"Syglowski comes alive to deliver a sensitive, moving performance." – The Stage
"Terrific... The cast of six deliver beautifully calibrated performances that bring the play to vivid life." – Interludes
"The cast led by Syglowski and Bean hit all the right notes as they travel through tormented waters, some raging, while others swirl below the surface. Rebeck’s play with its unexpected twists and turns wrenches our guts and we follow gladly to the end." – Front Mezz Junkies
"Dig is an uncommonly gripping and affecting drama." – Lighting and Sound America
"Dig is the most compassionate, witty, and dramatically dazzling new play of the Fall off-theater season" – NY Theater Guide